Sand Hill Missionary Baptist Church

Sand Hill Missionary Baptist Church (HM12OZ)

Location: Douglas, GA 31533 Coffee County
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N 31° 31.746', W 82° 44.55'

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Birthplace of the Smyrna Baptist Association

This church was organized in 1857. The first sanctuary, made of logs, was situated near the still-present old well. A number of Coffee County's prominent citizens were early members of the church and are buried within the cemetery, including William Dent, Daniel Gaskins, Sr., Franklin Ward and Thomas H. Dent. In 1875, the church became the founding location of the Smyrna Baptist Association, currently comprised of thirty-nine churches. The existing sanctuary was constructed c. 1905. The Sunday School rooms were moved on site and attached to the sanctuary in 1954.
HM NumberHM12OZ
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number34-2
Year Placed2000
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society and Sand Hill Missionary Baptist Church
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 6:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 334564 N 3489557
Decimal Degrees31.52910000, -82.74250000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 31.746', W 82° 44.55'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 31' 44.76" N, 82° 44' 33.00" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2033 Sand Hill Church Rd, Douglas GA 31533, US
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